before heading to see Minnesota Dance Theater perform at the Cowles Performing Art Center. The food was amazing. We enjoyed a Crab Cake as an appetizer followed by Lobster Ravioli for Derek and a wonderful Halibut for me! We also shared some of the most amazing roasted cauliflower I have ever had.
(Source) Buttery, crispy and just a bit salty: a perfect side to my meal. I could have eaten an entire plate of that cauliflower and been content.
After our meal Derek and I headed down to the Cowles center for the ballet! The new Cowles performing art center is beautiful. Being in the same building that I used to dance in brought back so many wonderful dance memories. Hard to believe it has been so long since I have danced. Anyways Derek and I saw Minnesota Dance Theater perform The Enchantment: 12 Dancing Princesses. The dancing was beautiful and elegant, I enjoyed every minute of it!
Going to the ballet was a perfect birthday present! Derek and I had an early evening; we headed straight home after the ballet to mentally prepare for our early morning 10k race!
Saturday - Race Day: 6:30 AM Saturday morning came way to quick, but I somewhat jumped out of bed and into my running clothes. I have to say I was a bit nervous as we headed to the Medtronic TC 10K Saturday morning. Not only was Saturday mornings 10K the longest race I have ever participated in, but Saturday morning was cold (about 37-40 degrees).
I went into Saturday mornings 10K with one goal, I wanted to run the whole thing. I didn't set out with a time in mind I simply wanted to be able to say I ran the whole thing. And you know what... We did!
I was so proud of Derek and I. We ran the 10K in about 50 minutes! I am now on a runners high and looking for my next race to run! See my stats below: I came in 28th in my age group! I will take that! It was a wonderful weekend full of new experiences and memories!